September 13, 2013

Road Trip

My husband and I had been thinking about taking a trip to Europe this fall...then the AC went out...big bucks spent!  We're planning a road trip instead.

We'll visit Amelia Island FL, Beaufort SC, Savannah GA and Charleston SC.  I always make a journal for my trips.

Several canvas/cardboard journals found in Michael's bargain bins - $1 each.  Gesso applied to each side - you get what you pay for - the canvas started peeling away from the cardboard!  Basting stitch using leather needle keeps all layers together.  Water soluble crayons add background color to each page.  Page edges painted with Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold.  Dates added to each page; heavy yarn threaded through holes (I punched an extra hole in the middle of the page.)

We're ready to hit the road!

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11 comments:

Kia said...

Your road trip journal is stunning, Pat! Wow! Love it! :)
Savannah is so beautiful, I have spent there just a couple of hours but really liked it. Can't wait to see your photos!

Ruth Kelly said...

I like to journal on trips too but I must admit, I have never made the journal. I just use a cheap little notebook and later, I transcribe it and put photos with the text. Your journals are real keepsakes.

Jama said...

You are creative!

Pauline said...

I make journals, thanks for the creative ideas. Love your journal, hope you will share it after you return.

Sarah Huizenga said...

How cute is that! Very crafty.

mail4rosey said...

Road trips are fun too!

Thank you for visiting Super Sunday Sync. :)

April @ 100lb Countdown said...

This is such a cute idea! I'll have to pin it to keep it! Thank you for sharing!

Stopping by from SSS!

Nancy said...

Love it -- sorry about the a/c, but there are so many places in the U.S. to visit that are just as amazing.

Evelyn S. said...

I think road trips are wonderful...if I could talk my husband into more of them! Love your journal...very crafty!

June Caedmon said...

Can't wait to see your photos, Pat. Sorry about Europe - maybe next year!

Betty Luckhurst said...

I prefer short road trips to long holidays. Your journal idea is really great!